Lee Holdsworth (born 2 February 1983) is an Australian racing driver. Current Bathurst 1000 2021 Winner, with Chaz Mostert. He currently drives for Grove Racing in the Repco Supercar Championship in the No. 10 Ford Mustang GT.
Holdsworth finished fifth in the 2002 Commodore Cup national series and third in the 2003 Commodore Cup championship, before graduating to the Konica Minolta V8 Supercar Series in 2004, driving a Holden VX Commodore for Smiths Trucks Racing.
Holdsworth recorded some impressive results in 2004, including finishing his first-ever round in the top-10 and winning the reverse-grid race at Eastern Creek, as well as finishing third overall in Queensland. Holdsworth also contested the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercar endurance races with Phillip Scifleet and Mark Noske respectively.
In 2005, Holdsworth ran a limited campaign in the renamed HPDC V8 Supercar Development Series and the Australian Formula Ford Championship, as well as contesting the two endurance races with Garry Rogers Motorsport.
Holdsworth's big break came in 2006 when he scored a full-time drive with Garry Rogers Motorsport in the V8 Supercar Championship. In 2007, Holdsworth won his first V8 Supercar round at Oran Park. The win came courtesy of consistent driving over the weekend and a good strategy in the final race in changeable conditions.
Holdsworth moved to Stone Brothers Racing for the 2012 V8 Supercars Championship, ending a six-year association with Garry Rogers Motorsport. For 2013, the team was bought by Erebus Motorsport, and ran Mercedes-Benz E63 AMGs. Holdsworth scored the team's first race win at Winton in April 2014.
In 2016, the team was rebranded to Team 18. They also became an independent team, racing a Triple Eight-built Commodore. During Race 13 of the season at the Darwin Triple Crown, Holdsworth sustained fractures to his pelvis, right knee and 2 ribs after an incident on the opening lap. For the next 2 events, Kurt Kostecki substituted for Holdsworth in a spare chassis before the team were able to obtain a brand-new car from Triple Eight. At the Sydney SuperSprint, Holdsworth was still unfit to race, so Enduro Cup driver Karl Reindler drove the car for the event before returning as a co-driver at the Sandown 500 with Holdsworth competing in his first race since his accident. In 2017, Holdsworth continued with Team 18 and finished the season in 16th place with a best finish of 4th place being recorded at the Newcastle 500.
For 2018, Holdsworth will continue with the team and race the new Holden ZB Commodore.
In 2019, Holdsworth rejuvenated his career by signing a multiple year deal to drive for Tickford Racing in the #5 Ford Mustang. In two years with the team, he finished 10th in 2019 and 11th in 2020 points standings before mutually departing Tickford in favour of Jack Le Brocq.
Supercars Championship results
Complete Bathurst 1000 results
|2004||Smiths Trucks Racing||Holden Commodore VY||Mark Noske||DNF||59|
|2005||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VZ||Phillip Scifleet||DNF||136|
|2006||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VZ||Dean Canto||17th||129|
|2007||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE||Dean Canto||DNF||118|
|2008||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE||Michael Caruso||DNF||139|
|2009||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE||Michael Caruso||3rd||161|
|2010||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE||David Besnard||7th||161|
|2011||Garry Rogers Motorsport||Holden Commodore VE||Greg Ritter||17th||161|
|2012||Stone Brothers Racing||Ford Falcon FG||Craig Baird||8th||161|
|2013||Erebus Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz E63 W212||Craig Baird||14th||161|
|2014||Erebus Motorsport||Mercedes-Benz E63 W212||Craig Baird||DNF||132|
|2015||Team 18||Holden Commodore VF||Sébastien Bourdais||9th||161|
|2016||Team 18||Holden Commodore VF||Karl Reindler||DNF||2|
|2017||Team 18||Holden Commodore VF||Karl Reindler||DNF||76|
|2018||Team 18||Holden Commodore ZB||Jason Bright||21st||157|
|2019||Tickford Racing||Ford Mustang Mk.6||Thomas Randle||9th||161|
|2020||Tickford Racing||Ford Mustang Mk.6||Michael Caruso||7th||161|
|2021||Walkinshaw Andretti United||Holden Commodore ZB||Chaz Mostert||1st||161|
|2022||Grove Racing||Ford Mustang Mk.6||Matt Campbell|
TCR Australia results
|TCR Australia results|
|2021||Ashley Seward Motorsport||Alfa Romeo Giulietta Veloce TCR||SYM
- Official Lee Holdsworth website - My Bio Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Greenhalgh, David; Howard, Graham; Wilson, Stewart (2011). The official history: Australian Touring Car Championship - 50 Years. St Leonards, New South Wales: Chevron Publishing Group. ISBN 978-0-9805912-2-4.
- Weeks, James (26 October 2011). "Holdsworth signs with Stone Brothers for 2012". motorstv.com. Motors TV. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- "Holdsworth hands Erebus maiden V8 Supercars win". SpeedCafe. 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.